[amsat-bb] Basic TV-type AZ-only rotator for Orbitron?

Mvivona Mvivona at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 5 22:52:46 UTC 2015

For portable operation I use a large geared RC servo and a small servo tester wired together. It runs off of a tiny 6V LiPo battery. I ordered the geared servo with a 8 inch plastic disc on top. That makes it easy to mount a PVC boom for my antennas. It's on a camera tripod so that I just tilt the tripod to the proper elevation.

Here is the servo. 

Here is the controller. 

Michael Vivona
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On Oct 5, 2015, at 5:36 PM, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:

Greetings all.

Wondering if anyone could recommend a basic AZ-only rotator that is compatible with Orbitron?

I was hoping to find perhaps a low-cost television antenna rotator (or similar) to give me some automation in the AZ direction without the expense of a full AZ-EL system.

Something that works on 12vDC for portable operation would be a nice bonus, but is certainly not mandatory.


-Scott, K4KDR
Montpelier, VA  USA
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